old part of the City
my favorite place. walking the streets, where life is more laid back and the people friendly. building restored, murals added. actually this City is very pretty one of the oldest Cities in Canada
Georg Street is a good place for a night out in the City visiting the outports, the small fishing villages, uncomplicated people
Visit the outports. The small...
Visit the outports. The small villages around the periphery of this wonderful island are so interesting, and give the opportunity to share ideas, experiences, etc. with the local people. Don't miss Lanse Aux Meadows, the place Lief Ericsson came ashore on the North American Continent a thousand years ago. In fact, don't miss any of Newfoundland. It is all so natural and uncomplicated that it is almost surreal. The stories of Joey Smallwood, and the many arguments, discussions, and scullduggery which went into the decision to confederate Newfoundland with Canada are some of my owner's fondest memories.
In addition, the beauty and history of the harbor, Cape Spear, and Quiddi Viddi, with its multi colored houses, purple, magenta, cyan, lime green, etc. gave my owners a real taste of what Newfoundland was like before the vinyl siding salesman came around, and turned all the homes into earth tones, pastels, etc. as are all vinyl covered homes in North America.
If you are walking the downtown and pass by Mile One Stadium and the St. John's Convention Centre you will see this monument.
It was common the pass for women throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to help the men gather the salt cod fish as seen here.
Probably the most traditional meal?!?
People in Newfoundland and Labrador have traditional dined on fresh seal meat now for a very long time!!!
If you are in St. John's in the spring time and are daring enough, drive to the water front and you will find local people selling fresh seal flippers!!
It is a very dark meat and taste good. It's not something your going to try everyday.
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Newfoundland is such a unique...
Newfoundland is such a unique environment. The most important cultural tips which might be stated are: Nobody dresses up, fancy restaurants are few and far between, and grumpy natives don't exist. Therefore, take it like it comes, and be a non-complaining, non-grumpy visitor. The natives are so peaceful, and so well grounded, we could all learn from them.